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USD 737.5 million surplus with CEFTA in six months

Serbia recorded a USD 737.5 million surplus in trade with CEFTA countries in the first six months of this year, primarily thanks to the export of agricultural products, iron and steel, according to the data of the state statistical office.

Serbia exported mostly grain and related products, beverages, iron and steel.

Stone coal, coke and briquettes, iron and steel, electric energy, and fruits and vegetables dominated the export.

Between January and June, Serbia exported USD 1.42 billion worth of goods, while importing USD 679.6 million, for an export/import ratio of 208.5 percent.

In 2012 Serbia also had a surplus in trade with CEFTA countries to the tune of around USD 1.32 billion, as a result of exporting the same range of products.

The CEFTA region is one of the few markets with which Serbia has had a steady surplus and its second biggest trade partner after the EU.

Source Tanjug